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Red Flowering Gum, Scarlet Gum
Scientific Name: Eucalyptus ficifolia F.Muell
Synonym: Corymbia ficifolia
Family: Myrtaceae
Red Flowering Gum, Scarlet Gum (Eucalyptus  ficifolia) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 15-17, 22-24
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 28F (-2C)

Heat Tolerance: Questionable

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Western Australia

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, slow growing up to 40 feet tall (12 m) or more, round-headed; persistant stringy bark, red to greyish; leathery leaves, 3 to 7 inches long (7.5-22.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water, needs good drainage and some irrigation, doesn't tolerate wet soils

Propagation: Seeds (flower color unpredictable)

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

Conspicuous pink to red flowers in clusters (occasionally white), blooming all year, peaking in summer. Beause of the variability in the flower colors, it is better to buy a blooming tree if the color is important to you. Large conspicuous fruits, 1 inch wide (2.5 cm).

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